Thursday, October 25, 2007

A slap in the people's face

Let's just hope that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's pardon of Joseph Estrada would indeed bring reconciliation and much needed calm in the country's political situation, although this is probably wishful thinking at best, as long as greed and hunger for power and wealth guide the actions of the usual suspects.

The presidential pardon reportedly has good intentions, but for someone like me who was in EDSA everyday that fateful January in 2001, this latest development leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Is this what we fought for? For naught? At that time, our intention was to get rid of this crook, and for the main beneficiary of the people's actions against another person to give pardon to this same person, parang mag-asawang sampal sa mukha. I love this country, but in times like these, I question whether it's all worth it.

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